The Ireland Women’s and Men’s Sevens squads were named last week for next weekend’s Dubai Rugby Sevens which runs from 3rd to 5th December. With both sides failing to trouble the main contenders earlier this month in Spain a big improvement is needed if their dreams of Olympic Qualification via the Repêchage are to remain … Continue reading Sevens: Ireland Squads named for Dubai
REVIEW RANKINGS RESULTS FAQ’S It’s an interesting week for the Schools’ 1stXV rankings as the entry round for each school was confirmed by Ulster Branch. This, along with a number of somewhat surprising results, has led to significant changes in the table : The team at the top has changed once again despite their 1stXV not … Continue reading Schools: 1st XV Rankings 2015/16 – Week 5
Teams are up for Friday night’s PRO12 Inter Provincial match against Leinster at the RDS. KO 7:35, live on BBC2NI. The match will see “Ulster’s greatest import”, Ruan Pienaar, record his 100th appearance for his adopted Province and, to be brutally honest, the mercurial one owes us a big game. Gone are the days when he single-handedly won us … Continue reading PRO12: Teams up for Leinster v Ulster
Ulster Rugby’s Senior League today announced a new two year sponsorship deal with SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) which operates the electricity grid, bringing power to every part of Northern Ireland. The league’s new identity, which will now be known as The SONI Ulster Senior League, was unveiled today (23 November) at the official … Continue reading Club: Ulster Senior League Empowered by New Sponsor SONI
Ulster (9) 9 PEN: Paddy Jackson (2). DG: Paddy Jackson. Saracens (5) 27 TRY: Chris Wyles, Alex Goode, Duncan Taylor, Billy Vunipola. CON: Owen Farrell (2). PEN: Owen Farrell. Ulster lost their opening fixture in the European Cup at a wind swept Ravenhill on Friday night, suffering the double indignity of Saracens securing a bonus … Continue reading ERCC: Ulster 9 Saracens 27
REVIEW RANKINGS RESULTS FAQ’S Another busy week of schools’ rugby took place this weekend past with most schools in action one way or another. Results have led to following changes in the rankings for week 4: There are few changes at the top where RBAI (1) and Ballymena Academy (2) still look like the strongest … Continue reading Schools: 1st XV Rankings 2015/16 – Week 4
1stXV Cup Other XVs It may not seem that long since the end of March but Ulster Schools’ Cup rugby is looming once again as seedings and the 1st Round draw was decided today at the Kingspan Stadium (the report from Ulster Rugby is here). Once again Strabane GS will enter at the preliminary stage, although this time they will face … Continue reading Ulster Schools Senior Cup Draws: 2015/16
Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens Squads have been named for II Toreno Internacional Rugby 7s tournament in Elche, Spain this weekend. It marks the start of their preparations for the Olympic Qualification Repêchage which takes place next summer. The men’s side features two Ulster based players, Aaron Cairns (Ballynahinch) and Nick Timoney (Queen’s University), Cairns being a regular … Continue reading Sevens: Squads begin preparations for Olympic Repêchage.
The Ireland Women’s team has been named to play England this Saturday at The Stoop. Kick off 3:00pm. There are six uncapped players in the squad as new coach Tom Tierney starts to dismantle the highly successful side put together by the previous incumbent Philip Doyle and the match itself is a small step in … Continue reading Women: Ireland Team for Autumn International.